Monday, April 24, 2017

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Cochon555 Returns to Seattle April 30th
The most dynamic culinary festival in North America is back on the road with its national nose-to- tail pig cooking tour. Cochon555 brings its 2017 edition—which will hit some 16 cities—to Seattle on Sunday, April 30th, and the focus of the festivities will be culinary community and education. At the heart of all Cochon555 events lies a culinary competition to promote local family farming and global traditions. (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: San Juan Island
Brighten up your spring with this beautiful island’s laid-back draws and dynamo deals. We already know that the San Juan Islands dazzle in summer months, showing off in shimmering, sun-kissed, soul-soothing ways we cannot sufficiently put into words. But did you know that these islands hold a special charm in winter and spring months, too? Here are just a few reasons we suggest you beat the crowds and switch over to “island time” sooner rather than later.  (more…)
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Cirque du Soleil Luzia Spotlight: Mark Shaub and Kelly McDonald
We had the chance to chat with Artistic Director, Mark Shaub, and Adagio artist Kelly McDonald of the Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA show arriving in Seattle on March 30th (get your tickets soon!). LUZIA takes you to imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light quenches the spirit and the rain soothes the soul. Freely inspired by Mexico, LUZIA is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich, vibrant culture of a country whose wealth stems from an extraordinary mix of influences and creative collisions. (more…)
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Naka reopens as Adana: Curate your own 3-course tasting menu
We only dined at Naka once before it closed its doors in January. Maybe Seattle wasn’t ready for Naka’s fine dining kaiseki concept, offering 6, 10 and 15-course menu options. Nevertheless, we were pleased to hear that Chef Shota Nakajima reopened with a new concept in the same space as Adana. The food, the dining experience, and the service are still as high quality as before—with a more approachable and affordable menu.  (more…)
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Red & White Party at AQUA by El Gaucho
The ultimate start to Taste Washington. Treat yourself to a VIP evening at one of the region’s most sought-after wine events: Red & White Party. Held at the renowned AQUA by El Gaucho on Seattle’s waterfront, this elegant affair features top Washington winemakers pouring only their most coveted bottles. Dress in your red and white best to enjoy bites and pours exclusively available at the Red & White Party – you won’t find these wines anywhere else at Taste Washington. (more…)
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Instructor Earl Benjamin, photo courtesy SoulCycle/Duo Public Relations
Q&A With a Cycle Pro
Getting to know Earl Benjamin of SoulCycle Bellevue. You may have heard the buzz that SoulCycle has come to Seattle, landing itself over on the eastside at a brand-new, bright and bustling Bellevue studio. We thought it would be fun to chat with an instructor to hear what it takes to lead the masses at this energetic hub of sweat, music and high-powered pedaling. (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: Comox Valley, BC
We’ve always found British Columbia to be an alluring destination: The beautiful province is conveniently close to Seattle and offers an opportunity to use our passports when we’re feeling the itch. Perhaps most importantly, Canada happens to be home to some of the nicest people on the planet. (And right now, for obvious reasons, many of us feel an urge to migrate north more than ever before.) (more…)
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Culture Dose: Celebrating Woody Guthrie
Seattle Repertory Theatre’s musical celebration of a folk hero. Sometimes, in light of current events and a pervasive mood, the arts feel especially pertinent and powerful. This can no doubt be said about Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, currently entertaining and moving spectators at the Bagley Wright Theatre—through January 29—in a thoughtful production you won’t want to miss.  (more…)
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